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Title: Rhetorical Patterns in the Australian Debate over War with Iraq
Contributor(s): Dollery, Brian Edward  (author); Crase, L (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1080/0810902032000113497
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Abstract: Considerable public debate surrounded the Bush Administration's policy to invade Iraq if it did not dismantle its purported stockpile of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' and the wisdom of Australian participation in such an attack. This paper invokes Albert Hirschman's well-known 'rhetoric of reaction' taxonomy to examine the patterns of persuasive discourse embodied in the Australian debate over the desirability of Australian involvement in a war with Iraq. We seek to establish whether the Hirschmanian typology does indeed adequately describe rhetorical patterns in the Australian debate and we attempt to identify shortcomings in the analytical system proposed by Hirschman.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Prometheus, 21(3), p. 355-363
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abingdon, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0810-9028
Field of Research (FOR): 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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